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SVS  SVS Foundation

 Quality and Performance Measures Committee

  • Vivienne Halpern, MD, Chair
  • Michael Belkin, MD​, Co-Chair
  • Ali Azizzadeh, MD
  • James Black, MD
  • Benjamin Brooke, MD
  • Rocco Ciocca, MD
  • Jack Cronenwett, MD
  • Dean Healy, MD
  • Timothy Kresowik, MD ​
  • Evan Lipsitz, MD
  • Ash Mansour, MD
  • Virginia Newman, MD
  • W. Andrew Oldenberg, MD
  • Christopher Smolock, MD
  • Todd Vogel, MD
  • Karen Woo, MD
  • Eleftherios Xenos, MD
  • Lindsey Adams, Staff Liaison

Scope of Work

  • Monitor national quality initiatives and implement Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) activities in quality and performance measures for vascular interventions


  • Perform testing of vascular performance measures submitted to NQF (National Quality Forum) and CMS as needed
  • Perform required NSQ and CMS maintenance on SVS measures and participate in other vascular surgery-related measures maintenance as needed
  • Participate in AMA Physician Quality Reporting Initiative process and investigate opportunities for partnership with AMA PQRS
  • As needed, interact with Health Policy, Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Committees
  • Assess SVS and Committee participation in national quality activities including:
    • National Quality Forum
    • Physician Quality Reporting System
    • AMA Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
    • Surgical Quality Alliance
    • National agencies such as AHRQ, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), (US) NIH (National Institutes of Health), IOM (Insitute of Medicine), and FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Communicate developments in national quality initiatives to SVS members
  • Determine SVS positions on legislative/regulatory issues that affect quality initiatives related to vascular surgery.

Updated August 2013

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